Thursday 19 August 2021 / 12:01 AM Childcare / Tulip Siddiq

Tulip Siddiq responds to Sutton Trust research

Tulip Siddiq MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Children and Early Years, responding to Sutton Trust research showing the poorest three and four year olds are being locked out of state funded childcare, said:

“The Conservatives are holding children back, with policies that are widening the gap in learning between three and four year olds from the richest and poorest families.

“Access to early years education can determine a child’s life chances, yet the Government is locking the poorest children out of the system. Thousands of nurseries and childminders have closed under a decade of Conservative government.

“Labour’s Children’s Recovery Plan would help close this gap in learning by giving every child new opportunities to learn, play and develop with extra investment in early education. It’s time the Conservatives match this ambition for every child’s future.”